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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:42:36 -0600
Stan Sander wrote:
> Wednesday 08 December 2010
>
>
>    
>> Glad you posted this.  I looked at the USE flags for grub not a package
>> called grub-static.  That seems to be two different beasts.  I never
>> knew that package existed.  Would emerging the plain grub with the
>> static USE flag give the same results?  I would think not else they
>> would just have one package but am curious just the same.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Dale
>>      
> No, the static use flag in grub does not do the same thing.  If you run a no-multilib profile (in other words pure 64-bit) you need to run grub-static if you are going to use grub as a boot loader.  As Frank said, lilo is still maintained and is a viable choice.  So that's what it comes down to, your choices -- lilo or grub, multilib or no-multilib.  Personally I've run no-multilib for some time now and have not ever wished otherwise since I made the switch.  If you run a multilib profile, you can use the regular grub package (or lilo) with whatever USE flags suit your needs.  You can also use grub-static in a multilib profile.  If you select the no-multilib profile grub will be hard masked.
>
>    

New info so a new decision.  I plan to go no-multilib so looks like I 
will be using grub-static after all.  Please disregard the post I sent a 
few seconds ago saying I would try the plain grub first.  ;-)

Still have no desire to use lilo.  lol

Dale

:-)  :-)


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